2009 PKAL Workshop on Undergraduate Learning Spaces

Logistics: Schedule, Lodging & Travel

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
October 16 - 18, 2009


Registration will be held at Duke University in Atrium of the French Family Science Center (FFSC) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, October 16, 2009.

The workshop will begin at 3:15 pm on Friday, October 16 in Room 2231 of the FFSC and conclude at 12:15 pm on Sunday, October 18. The Friday and Saturday sessions will be at Duke University; the Sunday sessions will be at the Millennium Hotel. Saturday evening dinner is on your own; Click here for a listing of area restaurants. Please see the agenda for more schedule information.

Shuttle transportation between the hotel and campus will be provided on a limited schedule. A pre-workshop bus will depart from the Millennium Hotel for the Duke University campus on Friday, October 16 at 2:30 pm. See below for more details.

Optional tours of facilities at Meredith College and North Carolina Central University will be offered during the weekend.

On Friday morning, the Meredith College presentation and tour will begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 11:30 am. Bus transportation will be provided; the bus will depart from the hotel for the Meredith campus at 9:30 am; please wait for the bus in hotel lobby. The bus will return the group to the hotel at the tour's conclusion.

On Saturday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, tours are scheduled of the North Carolina Central University’s BRITE Facility and Mary M. Townes Science Center; bus transportation will be provided.


The Millennium Hotel
2800 Campus Walk Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-383-8575

Room Rate: $99.00 single/double plus tax.
Reservation Deadline: September 24. Reservations received after September 24 will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Reservation Phone Number: 800-633-5379; 919-383-6672
Reservation Room Block Code: Project Kaleidoscope (ask for the room block code to receive the special rate)

On-Line Reservations: Click here for Reservation Page

All guest rooms are non-smoking; Hotel check-in: 3:00 pm; Hotel check-out: 12:00 pm.


Travel by Air: The Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) is located approximately 15 miles (20-25 minutes) from the hotel and campus. For more airport information, go to: http://www.rdu.com/.

Airport Shuttle & Taxi: Taxi service from the airport to the hotel or campus is $50 – 55 (approx). The Millennium Hotel also provides shuttle service for $35 per person, each way. To arrange, guests should call the hotel main number for pick-up upon arrival at RDU (919-383-8575).

Directions to Duke University: Registration is in 3319 of the French Family Science Center (FFSC), 124 Science Drive Durham NC 27708. Click here for map and directions.

Parking availability on campus will be limited on the Friday of the event and everyone is encouraged to use the shuttle transportation provided for the workshop. However, if driving, parking in the Bryan Center Pay lot is recommended; parking is $4.00 per day; $5.00 on days with special events.

Directions to Hotel: Click here for directions and maps

Shuttle Bus Before, During & After the Workshop: Shuttle transportation will be provided throughout the workshop for no additional fee. Due to parking limitations at Duke University, we strongly encourage attendees to utilize this service.

A pre-workshop shuttle bus will bring participants from the hotel to the campus. The bus will depart from the hotel at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Friday; passengers should meet in the hotel lobby before departure. If arriving later, please take a taxi to the campus or ride over on the hotel shuttle, which runs on the ½ hour and the hour (service is limited to availability). If travelling directly from the airport to the campus, please arrange alternative transportation; luggage storage will be available on campus.

During the Workshop: Bus transportation between the hotel and campus will be provided on a limited schedule: Friday evening, and Saturday morning and evening. The Sunday sessions are at the hotel. Times are included in the online agenda.

After the Workshop: Transportation from the hotel to the RDU airport will be provided. The bus will depart from the hotel at 12:30 p.m.


Please contact the PKAL Office (202-232-1300; applications@pkal.org). During the meeting, PKAL’s Jennifer Luebbert will be onsite and can be reached by cell (202-276-5294).